Saturday, September 23, 2023

Shaving With The Perfect Cup


Today I'll get my coffee fixed the only way I can is by shaving with The Perfect Cup. Since my acid reflux years ago I've been drinking tea and I tell you I always crave coffee. The thing I miss the most is the downtime in the morning just before work starts for the day. You just can't beat a roll and butter with a cup of coffee. Of course, the nighttime coffee was always welcome with my wife it was a time I'll always remember.

If you never heard of this before it came out a few years ago when I happened to see many coffee-shaving soap offerings from many artisans. I didn't have one and thought I just didn't want to be a me-too product how could I make it special. I thought let me see if I can make with real coffee and then I'll mix the coffee grinds right into the soap. That was easier said than done. It took me close to another year to get the formula just right and now it always sells out fast.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Loading From The Tub, A Shave With Vanilla Tobacco Tallow

Today's shave is going to be from the tub. I haven't done one in a while but wanted to show that it is possible to use the tubs in order to load your brush. The soap I'll be using is the tallow version of Vanilla Tobacco which is one of my favorites. Whenever I make this soap it turns brown after sitting for a while and keeps turning darker as time goes on. It's the natural vanilla that does this to the soap.

The scent is a surprisingly smooth and sweet tobacco vanilla that's sure to be one of your favorites as well. People have told me they always get compliments from loved ones asking about what they are wearing. I also have customers ordering it for themselves and getting caught after stealing it from their husbands. 

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Shaving, Talking & 3D Printers


P1S
Today I'm turning to Dirty Girl Jane for my shave, great scent, and performance. What I also have on my mind is the never-ending saga of 3D printing. Back in 2016 or so I started with my first one. Seven years later things have drastically changed. We now have consumer printers that create objects in a liquid plastic bath called a resin printer. Recently Bambu Labs introduced a new printer in its line called the P1S. Each one of these printers is pretty much the same but with options missing hence each one has a different price. The P1S is $700.00 currently it is in the middle of the three.I already have a 3D printer so how did I go from that to the P1S? The story continues.

Last month my trusty 3D printer the Artillery X1 failed. Just after running a print for 5 hr I went to start another and all hell broke loose. The X-Axis had just stopped working it did strange and weird things. So a quick look on the internet pointed me to try some things unfortunately the same issues persisted. I next started replacing the recommended parts regarding the X-axis Stepper Motor, Stepper Motor Driver, X-axis logic Board, and 30 Pin Ribbon Cable and nothing was working.

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Fallen Leaves - New From Wet The Face


Today I'm happy to Introduce "Fallen Leaves" – Embrace the Essence of Autumn

🍁 A Symphony of Scents: Imagine a leisurely walk through a serene forest during the peak of fall, surrounded by the soothing rustle of fallen leaves underfoot and the invigorating chill in the air. "Fallen Leaves" encapsulates this picturesque scene, weaving together a harmonious blend of aromas that evoke memories of nature's grandeur and the beauty of change.

🍃 Layers of Aromatic Splendor: At the top, zesty bursts of Orange Juice intermingle with the bright and invigorating notes of Bergamot, creating an initial sensation of freshness that awakens the senses. Delicate hints of Rose Petals lend a touch of elegance, setting the stage for the journey that lies ahead.

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Shaving With Arko Extra Fresh


Today I need a quick shave so I turn to a shaving cream. The one I picked is Arko Extra Fresh (ICE MINT). I'm more than halfway through the tube so after a while of looking I'm having a hard time finding a replacement online. It's been out of stock on so many sites I'm beginning to wonder if they stopped producing it altogether?

Well, I still needed to shave so this did that job extremely well. I wet my face placed a little in my hand and messaged it in, Next, I placed a small amount in my wet brush and started to face lather. It only took a few seconds and I was done a perfect lather with a great menthol feeling.

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Shaving With Lodge 49

Today I'm doing a shave with Lodge 49. A long-time fav of mine whenever I wear the aftershave people always ask me what I have on. If you don't know the background of this soap it came about because I liked the TV show. "Lodge 49" is a captivating television series that takes viewers on a unique and charming journey filled with mystery, camaraderie, and personal discovery. Created by Jim Gavin, the show combines elements of drama, comedy, and the supernatural to craft a narrative that is both intriguing and heartwarming.

Set in Long Beach, California, "Lodge 49" follows the life of Sean "Dud" Dudley, a down-on-his-luck surfer and ex-surfer, as he stumbles upon the enigmatic and ancient fraternal order known as the "Order of the Lynx." This secret society, housed in a nondescript local lodge, becomes the backdrop for Dud's exploration of life's deeper questions and his journey toward self-discovery.

Saturday, August 12, 2023

WTF Birthday Shave

Last week on Aug 6th I had my 63 birthday and I had a wonderful day seeing my wife Mary and talking to my sister Debbie and brother Harry. I also got to thinking about my dad. He was 68 when he passed away and now I'm starting to think am I going to make it passed his age? My mother and father passed 8 months apart in 1994 and she was 64. That was a tuff year for all of us.